Here’s another video for the weekend. This is yet another embarrassment of a Trump expert in another grilling from last year.[facebook video content follows]
Trump’s pick for the nation’s top environmental advisor is f*cking clueless (via NowThis Politics)
Posted by NowThis on Thursday, November 9, 2017
There are some staggering admissions of ignorance here.
And in other news, EPA chief Scott Pruitt ?(sigh) stated there were “insufficient facts” to support evolution:
“There aren’t sufficient scientific facts to establish the theory of evolution, and it deals with the origins of man, which is more from a philosophical standpoint than a scientific standpoint,” Pruitt said in a tape from 2005.
It’s not the first religious belief that has entered into management of America’s air, water and natural environment.
In the early 1980s, Oregon’s U.S. Rep. Jim Weaver asked then-U.S. Interior Secretary James Watt about how massive resource development on public lands would impact future generations.
We don’t know how many future generations there will be before the Lord comes again, Watt argued. The secretary’s theological views became fodder for Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Patrick Oliphant.
Pruitt, too, mixed religion into issues of American life. The then-state senator claimed that the Second Amendment, guaranteeing the right to bear arms, is divinely granted.
“If you can tell me what gun, type of gun, I can possess, then I didn’t really get that right to keep and bear arms from God,” he told the radio host. “It was not bequeathed to me, it was not inalienable, right?”